Submitted: 08-17-2007 by E B
I tested out a brand new Kea and about a gallon of water leaked into the hull in about 20 minutes! I heard someone else mention this about the Ocean Kayak brand. I think their quality control is just a bit bad. Otherwise seems like it would be a great Kayak. I'm 135 lbs and the kayak did feel a bit too small for me.
I bought a Pelican 'Zest' instead and have taken it out a few times now. The plastic probably isn't quite as tough as the Ocean Kayak, but the design seems a bit better and it was cheaper. Online stores found it for $240 US. It drains water from the 'deck' much better than the Kea, comes with a seat back and is an attractive blue color. Good luck with your purchase.